We have had our fair share of vegan days in our household, unintentionally. Mylo and Nico have been going through a dairy allergy since they were born and we are in the early stages of reintroduction. A lot of people snub their noses when they hear that foods are vegan and they haven’t even tasted it yet!
We got sent a full days worth of food from Yumbles; this started with pancakes for breakfast, a treat box for during the day and burgers for tea.
For breakfast we had some buckwheat and flax pancakes. I was holding up quite a bit of hope for these as we all normally like pancakes in our house. The pancakes themselves were super easy to make:
Mylo was not impressed with these pancakes at all. I mean, AT ALL.
Leo and Nico liked them dipped in some syrup and I thought they were nice with some syrup and strawberries!
On their own the pancakes were a little tasteless and boring but I’ve actually made them again since doing our vegan day as they were so easy to make!
Snack time brought a whole host of goodies! The box of vegan goodies were from Conscience Foods and included: chocolate covered crunchy bites, organic jelly dinos, chocolate chip cookies, banana chocolate bar, peanut butter bites, choco cookie bar, honeycomb caramel truffles and quinoa chips.
All the items in this bundle were really tasty! From previously being dairy free we noticed that we had tried a few of these already; for example the moo free chocolate, quinoa chips and some booja booja chocolates.
The boys loved the moo free banana bar and the quinoa chips; they were gone pretty much straight away! Mylo wasn’t really keen on the jelly dinos but I thought they were great with them not containing gelatine which most sweets do.
The booja booja honeycomb truffles were definitely more for adults so I kept them for myself after the boys went to bed! They were rich in flavour which you expect from booja booja so that explains why you only get a few per box.
At tea time it was time for our meat free burgers and sour dough buns. I remained open minded but the boys less so. The burgers smelt amazing while they cooking and I was actually quite excited to try them.
The burgers actually tasted quite good; there were lots of flavours in them and you could taste each one. We only ended up receiving 4 burgers though which was disappointing as at the moment we are a family of 5 so the maths didn’t quite add up there.
The sourdough buns however were a bit too much; they were thick and overpowered the burgers. If I got those burgers again then I would use a thinner bun so that the flavours of the burgers came through how they were meant to be.
All in all it was a positive experience; I got to show the boys that there are other foods available that don’t contain any sort of animal or any animal by-product. I was surprised that the boys remained open minded and tried everything; they didn’t like some of the products but that’s to be expected and at least they tried them, even Mylo!
I think the favourite in our house overall was the moo free banana bar and quinoa chips; the boys polished those off so quickly!
Here are some of the boys reactions to the foods that they tried:
What is your favourite vegan food?
We were sent these items in order to write this blog post. All images and opinions are that of our own.